k d girl
Loc: southern california
|Posted: 2/7/2013 9:10:04 PM|
Does anyone else ever feel like if they just stopped watching all the videos, looking at all the blogs and stopped shopping they sure would get a lot more scrapping done?? Don't get me wrong, I love the videos and other stuff! But's it's so easy to get lost in it all!
Loc: Ontario Canada
|Posted: 2/7/2013 9:12:26 PM|
This is work-day scrap release for me. I don't have to get my mojo up, and I can be more accessible for making supper, running kids to activities,m doing homework... If I get holed up in my scrap space, I hate being disturbed! Plus, I time gets away from me. So yeah, I'm online for at least an hour/night, pea-ing, pinteresting, reading blogs...
Loc: Rolla, Missouri
|Posted: 2/7/2013 9:17:47 PM|
I find myself spending lots of time online...looking at blogs, Pinterest and such. Once I get a chance to spread my things out, I don't even get near the computer. And I am former digital scrapper
|Posted: 2/7/2013 9:18:12 PM|
Yes I think that all the time! I spend way too much time watching videos, checking out blogs and chatting here. I really need to start scrapping more!!
What are you looking at?
|Posted: 2/7/2013 9:19:23 PM|
I think this all the time! I definitely need to find better balance.
Loc: Sunshine State Orlando, FL
|Posted: 2/7/2013 9:19:55 PM|
i feel just like you when i come home from work i sit on my computer and by the time i be here, fb(pl group, scrap rack group, scrap yard, promarker group, magnolia group) then i go to you tube to watch all the new videos when i look up is been 4 hours that i could of been scrapping or working on PL, this is everyday then i only really work on my projects on the weekend... i really feel that i need to disconnect from the internet for a while to be more productive on my scrapbooking BUT i know that is NEVER going to happen so im happy with working only the weekends.
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2012 layouts completed --> 6
2012 PL weeks completed --> 42-52 (i started on week 42 working backward now)
2013 PL weeks completed --> 5
2013 Layouts completed --> 3
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50 Peas in a pod.
|Posted: 2/7/2013 9:25:35 PM|
yes, I feel that way. It's a constant balance for me... soemthing I have yet to perfect and probably won't ever perfect.
Loc: Santa Cruz, CA
|Posted: 2/7/2013 9:25:37 PM|
When I clicked on "Message Boards" on my Bookmarks Bar in Chrome, about 2 minutes ago I thought to myself 'I could just get up and go scrap instead...NAH! I'm gonna see what's goin' on!'
Seriously, I think this pretty much every day!
|Let each woman exercise the art she knows.
~ Aristophanes (sort of)
Loc: In the deep-fried south.
|Posted: 2/7/2013 9:25:44 PM|
I am extremely ADHD, and I have even switched from a desktop in my craft room to a laptop in my kitchen. This has really helped me, because when I am in my craft room I am no longer getting distracted. Of course, when I am in my kitchen....
|Happiness looks good on everyone!|
k d girl
Loc: southern california
|Posted: 2/7/2013 9:44:22 PM|
well it's nice to know I'm not the only one!
|Posted: 2/7/2013 10:25:25 PM|
I am usually here on my phone or iPad with a kid in my arms Sometimes he is just not quite asleep and sometimes he is busy on his activity mat for two minutes. I can't be scrapping during any of those times so for now the Internet is helping to scratch my creative itch.
But ask again in a few months
|Posted: 2/7/2013 11:03:04 PM|
I'm definitely online here more than I scrap some days!
Sometimes I have to place myself on a social media 'time-out' just to get things done.
|Posted: 2/8/2013 5:53:52 AM|
This is something I think every single day...
|Posted: 2/8/2013 7:44:40 AM|
I think of it as part of the hobby...I enjoy the creating, the shopping and the "perusing" of blogs, message boards, Pinterest etc almost equally.
|Posted: 2/8/2013 8:18:22 AM|
I am online often. During the day at work I can keep an eye out on the message board, and in the evenings after work I am really too tired to do layouts so I again am on the computer winding down from my very stressful job (guilty pleasure Farmville, helps take a lot of the stress away) then I also watch videos, look at galleries, check out blogs, and may work on small little things I would like to learn or incorporate into layouts. When I am having my scrapping weekends I rarely look at the computer unless it is to find clip art, find and follow a specific technique I need to use, or use my Pazzles software to cut for a page.
It seems to be a good balance for me. (oops, better get to work - LOL)
Loc: Louisville, Ky
|Posted: 2/8/2013 8:18:39 AM|
Good point in salt-of-the-earth's post. It's also part of the hobby for me. I love to read what's going on with products & the latest trends & ideas for layouts on the boards & I love to watch a new video with my coffee.
I have a short attention span, so one video a day is all I can take anyway.
Loc: Belle Plaine, MN
|Posted: 2/8/2013 8:23:50 AM|
You are not the only one, but I enjoy it!
|Posted: 2/8/2013 8:53:30 AM|
Sometimes I think I would get more done of my Internet would go down!
Loc: Land of Eternal Snow aka MN
|Posted: 2/8/2013 8:59:33 AM|
I'm typically on the boards/watching videos when I'm not able to scrap anyways (away from home & my supplies, don't have enough time to work on a layout). I wish I had more time to devote to sitting down and doing actual scrapbooking but when I don't it's nice to fill that void by bulking up on inspiration.
|"When smiling, the whole world smiles with you."
|Posted: 2/8/2013 9:27:02 AM|
Yes, I feel that way. I was thinking about that last night actually. Hmmm. Maybe I'll implement it and see what happens.
May we be consumed with the Creator of all things rather than with things created.
6 rings - no cheating! Go STEELERS!
Holding a grudge is letting someone live rent-free in your head.
Ancient Ancestor of Pea
|Posted: 2/8/2013 9:53:49 AM|
Absolutely! Although, I think some of the time spent doing that stuff pays off because it gives me lots of ideas and inspiration.
Loc: Colorado, but a Texan at heart
|Posted: 2/8/2013 10:04:05 AM|
Like some of the other posters have mentioned, I'm pea-ing when I'm not really able to be scrapping. Like right now - DS is occupied with painting, and occasionally telling me which colors he's using. I can jump on here for a couple of minutes, but no way could I sneak off upstairs to scrap!
It gives me a scrappy fix, and sometimes it also gets some ideas flowing my head (sometimes it's just pure entertainment!).
happily married to Jon, mom to Jack
cat mom to Emma, Ernie and Charlie
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Pea with a Pen
Loc: Southern California
|Posted: 2/8/2013 10:21:31 AM|
Yes, I would. I have known that for a long time. But scrappping for me often means buying new supplies, whereas online I resist the hype.
Loc: London, UK
|Posted: 2/8/2013 11:24:17 AM|
I usually spend most of my online time when I'm not at home. It's rare for me to browse forums when I'm at home, I'll go through bookmarks or play a video while I'm scrapping for inspiration so I do a bit of both, but generally I will always scrap when I'm at home and go online during lunch break at work or when I'm out and literally cannot do any scrapping
This is why I post more actively, pin tons and see the most videos during the week and never really at weekends!